Elias G. Nimmer
Colonel Elias George Nimmer was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 3-79, 27 July 1979. His first duty assignment was as Project Officer and Instructor, Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
His subsequent assignments include: Company Commander, Headquarters Company, 41st Combat Support Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and also JTF-Bravo, Honduras; Chief, Program and Budget Branch, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Chief, Resource Management Branch, Biomedical Research and Development Laboratory, Fort Detrick, Maryland; Chief, Budget Division, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; Executive Officer, Textbook of Military Medicine, Office of the Surgeon General, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Deputy Chief of Staff-Comptroller, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland, and intermittently as Weapons Inspector, United Nations Special Commission on Iraq serving at the UN Security Council, New York and at various locations in Iraq; Senior Military Advisor, Office of the Program Manager- Saudi Arabian National Guard, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Director, Medical Research Program, Office of Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Budget Advisor to Iraqi Ministry of Health, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq. Military Assistant to Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Strategic Planner, Iraq/Afghanistan Joint Transition Planning Group, Departments of Defense and State, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Senior Military Representative, Office of Department of Defense Inspector General, Arlington, Virginia; Division Chief, Office of the Department of Defense Inspector General, Arlington, Virginia.
His military awardsand decorations include: the Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal w/5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Centennial Medal. He wears the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Order of Military Medical Merit, the Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Office of Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.